In 1976 a replacement for the Toledo arrived in the form of the Dolomite 1300. The new Dolomite model was really a blend of old Toledo features (the single headlamp front end) mixed in with Dolomite ingredients such as the plusher interior trim. New equipment also included improved suspension, a larger petrol tank and wider wheels.
Triumph had confused its customers (and dealers?) with its of engine/drive-line layout changes on previous 1300/1500/Toledo models. For the record this particular model used a conventional front facing engine and rear wheel drive layout. The engine was the tried and tested 1296cc unit found in the earlier models.
Buyers Guide Triumph Dolomite, Toledo and Sprint featured in Practical Classics July 2002– available from our sister site Bookbase. Click here to view.